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Confusion, worry reigns over Vietnam’s new insurance policy

If foreigners do not plan to retire in Vietnam, does the policy of making social insurance compulsory for them make sense?

Jobless at 30: welfare crisis looms large in Vietnam

Young employees dismissed by firms to save wages and social insurance costs are seeking ‘retirement’ benefits.

Aging population prompts Vietnam to look at raising retirement levels

People will have to work for an extra five years to get their pensions if one option is approved.
April 25, 2018 | 07:40 am GMT+7

In daytime discos, South Korea's elderly find escape from anxiety

South Korea is aging faster than any other developed country, yet there are few cheap leisure for the elderly.
April 16, 2018 | 08:48 am GMT+7

Compulsory social insurance unnerves foreign employees in Vietnam

'It makes no sense to pay the insurance. I would rather keep the money.'
November 30, 2017 | 12:18 pm GMT+7

Half of Vietnam's workforce opts for early retirement, threatening pension fund

The lack of balance could push the country’s social insurance fund to the verge of bankruptcy
October 29, 2016 | 10:04 am GMT+7

Vietnam's pension books getting stretched to the limit

Raising the retirement age is looking like the only way to deal with an aging population.
October 14, 2016 | 10:41 am GMT+7

India's Odisha state becomes first to give welfare to transgender community

India's eastern Odisha state is the first region in the country to give transgender people social welfare benefits - such as a pension, housing and food grains - usually allocated for only the most impoverished, an official said on Thursday.
June 02, 2016 | 04:22 pm GMT+7
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